Thursday, April 3, 2014

Parry/Jackson Visit, Day 3–March 26, 2014

One of the few requests for this trip that Kent made was to go diving with sharks!  I know – we asked why as well.  So we made arrangements for him to go out on the shark dive and for us to go out snorkeling at Pacific Harbor.  We dropped him off and were surprised that there were quite a few others who were willing to be fish food as well.

We then went out on a beautiful large boat with a brother and sister who preferred fishing to snorkeling, but were willing to forgo fishing for one day for us.  It was a lovely day and they anchored out by the reef and in we went.  The tide was going in and it was a bit tough staying close to the boat.  I got back in after a short while and just enjoyed watching the others.

The best part of the trip was when Kara spotted a four foot shark swimming by.  Did you know that you can hear screaming and giggling from a snorkel tube? Dew got a glimpse of it as well, but Jeff completely missed it.

We headed back and got there just before Kent arrived with a huge smile on his face.  He loved the shark dive.  He actually dove twice, once to 90 feet and the second time to 60 feet.  They fed the sharks and there were many other fish there as well.  He took great underwater shots with his camera.

Lunch was at the Pearl, enjoying the sunshine and the tropical breezes.  Then we headed over to play golf.  It was extremely crowded – NOT!  We were the only ones out that day.  And what a course it is, we began the day with over two dozen balls and ended the day with just a few left in our bag.  Talk about a tough place to find your balls – even hitting into the 3 and 4 inche grass it’s hard to find them.

It was supposed to be a competition, but it ended up with Jeff winning of course and Kent paid for lunch before we went out just in case!  Kara played out of her head and had her best game ever!  I hate being beaten! 

That evening we shared some of our delicious local cuisine with them.  Chow Noodles – a missionary staple.  Sad to say they were pretty underwhelmed to say the least.

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